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Hi, As BowlingBun says the type of trust needs to be a Discretionary Trust, but more particular a disabled persons discretionary trust (these are treated more fairly tax-wise). These types of Trust can be set up under a Will. Basically the will says that that you are leaving your Estate in trust for...
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Probably worth putting in a Subject Access Request (SAR) to the Data Protection Officer to request a copy of everything the department hold on file for you/the awardee. They should be bound to hold all documents for 6 years.

All the best
If only 1 person came out to the DST then it has not been carried out properly - especially if neither person has any personal knowledge / experience of the person in question. There wasn't a quorum for the DST to be undertaken, and/or an opportunity for the person / their representative to put thei...
Hi Nigel, For a "normal" assessment (i.e. not a fast track assessment - where the person is in a terminal phase) here are two parts to the assessment process: First, is the CHC checklist. This might have been what was completed with the one person. It is a simpler form with a lower threshold than th...
On your last point: "I just have very little faith in the solicitors as I feel they did not advise my father fully at the time and he/I will pay the price." If this transpires to be the case talk to a solicitor specialising is solicitor professional indemnity claims. If the advice is defective and h...
Hi Wendy, I work in this area but obviously cannot advise you in a professional capacity on this. However, a few things that I would say which hopefully you find helpful are as follows: I am not quite sure what you meant by the comment "In fact I will be taking a largish loss if the advice I have be...
That sounds like a really positive step forward... whether an assessor has an accommodating mindset or not has a big impact on the effort and stress involved!
Hi Liz, We were in a similar situation with our Mum's placement (at the behest of the CCG) trying to exclude us from the checklist. Below is the relevant paragraphs from a letter I ha to send. I hope these are useful to you: I very much take issue with your comment "The CHC checklist is done by the ...
I would raise an urgent safeguarding concern with Adult services at the local county council social services. They should get the duty social worker to call you back within 24 hours and they can start a safeguarding investigation with the home in question.
Hi Elizabeth, From my experiences the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguard (DoLS) may actually make things a lot easier for you. Anyone subject to a DoLS has to have a representative... if you are the closest family member that should be you. The representative can then get Legal Aid funded legal advice...